When Chelsea bought Fernando Torres from Liverpool in January 2011 for £50 million, no one thought the Spaniard will end up as such a flop and it was thought the £50 million signing of Torres would be the end of big money signings by Chelsea. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich had reportedly told Chelsea team of negotiators that he will not be ready to pay “silly money” to acquire players any more.
The Russian’s body language in the last three transfer window had made many believe that truly the end has come to big money purchases at Chelsea. However, if you believe daily star, Chelsea are set to spend another £50 million on another player. This time the Russian is ready to pay as much as £50 million to acquire the services of Juventus’ Paul Pogba.
This is despite the fact that Chelsea have always insisted they plan to adhere to UEFA’ financial fair play law. What this means is that for Chelsea to buy Paul Pogba, they will have to sanction the sale of some of their first team players to balance the books.
Players such as Oscar, Ramires, Cech, Mikel and on loan duo of Salah and Schurlle could be sold to fund the purchase of the Frenchman who is also interesting Real Madrid, PSG, Barca, Manchester City and his former club Manchester United.
According to daily star, Roman Abramovich has decided to be personally involved in the negotiation process as he is very keen to beat the rest of the chasing pack for his signature. Chelsea are reportedly ready to spend as much as £70 million for the player if they have to and will offer him £250,000 per week after tax.
Schurrle isn’t on loan…
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